With the Democratic National Convention over and done, and the Republicans in the midst of their own, Election 08 fever is spreading across the country, including this weekend's Club 20 fall meeting at the Two Rivers Convention Center.
The two-day event will feature presentations on the more than a dozen ballot initiatives Colorado residents will be voting on this November, as well as speeches from candidates running in state elections.
It all leads to the main event Saturday night, where attendees will hear from Republican U.S. Representative candidate Wayne Wolf, and watch U.S. Senate candidates Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer debate.
"During an election year, Club 20 is proud to be the center stage for Western Colorado's political universe," said Reeves Brown, Executive Director for Club 20.
The main even is open to the public, but costs $10 to get in.
The complete schedule is listed below. For more information click on the link below.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:
9:00am -11:00am Executive Committee meeting
11:00am Board Meeting
12:00pm Leadership Luncheon
1:00pm - 5:00pm Board meeting (continued)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:
8:05am - 8:45am Candidate Debates (Round 1 of 3)
features Al White (R), Noelle Hagan (D),
Don Ytterberg (R), Ali Hasan (R)
8:45am - 9:05 am Referendum O: Initiative Reform
9:05am - 9:50am SPEAKER: Bill Bishop, Author of "The Big Sort"
10:10am - 10:30am SENATOR KEN SALAZAR, (D) COLORADO
10:30am - 11:40am Candidate Debates (Round 2 of 3)
features Jill Brake (D), Marcia Neal (R)
Todd Hagenbuch (D), Randy Baumgardner (R)
11:40am - 1:15pm Lunch / lunch speaker Floyd Ciruli
1:15pm - 2:45pm Ballot Issue Debates
debates on Initiative 126, Initiative 113, Amendment 52
2:45pm - 3:00pm BREAK
3:00pm - 3:30pm Candidate Debates (Round 3 of 3)
features Bernie Buescher (D), Laura Bradford (R)
3:30pm Closing Comments
MAIN EVENT: U.S. SENATE & CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES
6:00pm Comments from Campaigns for Senators John McCain (R)
and Barack Obama (D)
6:20pm Comments from Candidate Scott Starin (R)
6:30pm Comments from Candidate Wayne Wolf (R)
7:30pm U.S. Senate Race Debate featuring Mark Udall (D) and
Bob Schaffer (R)